A discussion forum with artists, curators, and scholars will be held in Beijing to accompany the co-launch of two documentary projects on the history of contemporary Chinese art: AAA’s archiving project, Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990 (http://www.china1980s.org/) and MoMA’s publication, Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents (http://moma.org/learn/intnlprograms).
Speakers include: Doryun Chong (Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture at MoMA), Jane DeBevoise (Chair of Board of Directors of AAA), Song Dong (artist),Huang Rui (artist), Wu Hung (Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia, and Consulting Curator at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago), and Xu Bing (artist).
Organisers of co-launch: Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong), MoMA (New York), The Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), ArtHub Asia in co-operation with Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai)
'Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990' is made possible by the generous support of The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, The W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, Ilyas and Mara Khan, and Foundation for Arts Initiatives
Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents is made possible by lead sponsor The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. Generous support is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional funding is provided by Budi Tek, Byron A. Meyer, E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, Blakemore Foundation, Guy and Myriam Ullens, LLWW Foundation, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum (OCAT), Anne H. Bass, Jo Carole Lauder, Larry Warsh and AW Asia, The Rosenkranz Foundation, Vicki and Roger Sant, Agnes Gund, Robert E. Meyerhoff, The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, H.R.H. Duke Franz of Bavaria, Jack Shear, Thierry Barbier-Mueller, Mr. Marc Besen AO and Mrs. Eva Besen AO, Lyn and Jerry Grinstein in honor of Jay Levenson, Sophia Sheng, Eleanor Ford Sullivan, Migs Wright, Constance Caplan, Uli Sigg, and Lenore and Bernard Greenberg.
The co-launch events are made possible with the generous support of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, and additional support from Hong Kong Arts Centre and JIA Boutique Hotels.